Spaghetti with Spinach

Don't break the bank when it comes to weeknight family dinners. This quick and tasty pasta and spinach main-dish recipe is simply coated with oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes.

Recipe from Family Circle
Ingredients
  • 12   ounces spaghetti
  • 4   tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2  cup panko bread crumbs
  • 4   garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4  teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1  6  ounce bag baby spinach
  • 1/2  cup grated Parmesan cheese
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Directions
1. 
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti according to package directions, about 12 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the water; return pasta to pot.
2. 
Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bread crumbs to skillet and cook for 2 minutes, stirring often, or until lightly browned. Add half of the garlic and 1/8 teaspoon of the red pepper flakes to skillet; cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from skillet and wipe clean.
3. 
Reduce heat to low and add remaining 3 tablespoons oil, garlic and 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes to skillet. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until garlic is golden. Add spinach to skillet and toss until wilted, about 2 minutes.
4. 
Stir spinach mixture and Parmesan cheese into pasta. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and toss gently. Serve immediately.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 307, Fat, total (g) 12, chol. (mg) 4, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 38, fiber (g) 6, pro. (g) 10, sodium (mg) 312, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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